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ReedGroup invites you and your team to attend the next DMEC webinar on Thursday, October 13th, at no cost. Join us next Thursday for a discussion addressing how state marijuana laws impact leave such as disability administration, return to work, and workplace accommodation. Take advantage of the discount code at the bottom of this email to participate in this engaging presentation.

What: DMEC Webinar sponsored by ReedGroup
Topic: Clearing the Haze: How State Marijuana Laws Impact Leave and Disability
When: Thursday, October 13
Time: 9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET (one hour)


  • Megan Holstein, JD, Vice President of Compliance, ReedGroup
  • Denise Mayrer, RN, Vice President of Business Solutions, ReedGroup

Details: With medical marijuana laws passing in more and more states and a federal ban on marijuana still in place, it’s challenging to know which law applies or what to do. Does an employer have to accommodate medical marijuana use? How might medical marijuana use impact a short-term disability plan or return-to-work program? This webinar will address the following topics:

  • Differences and requirements under the various state marijuana laws
  • Considerations for disability plan and workplace policy language
  • Workplace accommodation
  • ADA and FMLA considerations

Register Now! 
Discount code: 16REEDGROUP1
(This will be applied in Step 3 of 4 in the registration process)

Compliance Team

Compliance Team

James Venable, JD, SPHR, is the Vice President of Employment Law, Absence and Accommodation Compliance at ReedGroup, where he provides expertise in Absence Management Compliance and Employee Relations Counseling. Mr. Venable has more than 20 years of experience across senior roles in Legal, Human Resources, and Compliance from several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Venable joined ReedGroup in April 2018 after serving as Vice President of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety for Comcast, where he was responsible for engagement and labor relations activities for the company’s West Division Business Unit.

Lori Welty, Esq. is a Compliance Attorney at ReedGroup. Ms. Welty provides expertise in all areas of state and federal leave law, including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and their state law equivalents as well as disability and family leave benefits. Ms. Welty is an ongoing author of ReedGroup’s LeaveAdvisor online reference tool, as well as many other white papers and articles.

Sheri Pullen is a Compliance Analyst at Reed Group. Ms. Pullen develops leave of absence and disability content across a variety of platforms and provides compliance analysis, direction, and expertise regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state leave laws, and ERISA as it relates to disability plans. Ms. Pullen has a strong compliance-focused background comprised of more than 20 years of experience in writing, editing, business analysis, and consulting.

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